Dodgers Win 4-0, Shutout Giants

Post-Game Briefing

After an off-day on Tuesday, the Dodgers hosted the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ. The Giants came into Wednesday night’s game one day removed from a 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers, while the Dodgers entered the game on a two-game losing streak.

Clayton Kershaw had starting pitching responsibilities for the Dodgers on Wednesday as well as a role as the team’s designated hitter. Kershaw completed three strong innings for Los Angeles, surrendering no runs on two hits and striking out four. San Francisco’s starter, Johnny Cueto, was pulled after two and two-thirds innings in which he gave up four earned runs.

Scoring Plays

  • (1ST INN.) Pollock RBI double (1), scoring Muncy and Seager
  • (3RD INN.) Turner two-run home run (1), scoring Muncy

Dodgers-LowDown Player of the Game

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Justin Turner played a very important role in the Dodgers’ efforts in their win on Wednesday, emphasized by his two-run home run against Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Turner’s home run propelled the Dodgers to a 4-0 lead that was never surmounted.

Turner’s final line: 1 for 1, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 2 RBI, 1 R

Up Next

The Dodgers move to 7-4 on the spring with Wednesday’s win over the Giants and will continue their Cactus League season on Thursday in Mesa, AZ, where they will face the Oakland Athletics. First pitch for Thursday’s match-up, a game that will showcase Walker Buehler’s second Cactus League start, is scheduled for 12:05 PM PT. Mike Fiers will start for Oakland.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel.